World Renowned Dermatologist Darrell S. Rigel M.D Set to Join the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York

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The Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York is pleased to announce that the world renowned dermatologist, Darrell S. Rigel, M.D., will be joining our team of physicians as the director of the melanoma and pigmented lesion division. Dr. Rigel is a past-president of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Dermatological Association.

Dr. Rigel
I am excited to be joining the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York and for the access my patients will now have to the outstanding services available in this practice.

The Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York is pleased to announce that the world renowned dermatologist, Darrell S. Rigel, M.D., will be joining our team of physicians as the director of the melanoma and pigmented lesion division. Dr. Rigel is a past-president of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Dermatological Association.

Dr. Rigel’s research is in the areas of risk factors and prognosis for malignant melanoma and other skin cancers and factors leading to aging of the skin. He is the author of numerous articles and abstracts in professional journals as well as lead editor of Cancer of the Skin, the major textbook in this field.

Dr. Rigel is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at New York University Medical Center and a graduate of MIT with a BS in Management Information Sciences, an MS (MBA) from the Sloan School of Management at MIT and received his MD degree from George Washington University. He attended Cornell University Medical Center for Internship in Internal Medicine and completed his training at NYU where he was Resident, Chief Resident, NIH Training Fellow and Dermatology Surgery Fellow. He is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow and has been awarded Honorary Membership in the American Academy of Dermatology.

"I am excited to be joining the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York and for the access my patients will now have to the outstanding services available in this practice," said Dr. Rigel who specializes in skin cancer, sun damage and cosmetic dermatology related to aging problems of the skin and has patients nationally and worldwide referred to him to help them with their dermatology problems.

Dr. Rigel has testified before Congress regarding the effects of ozone depletion on skin cancer. He has made over 800 presentations at medical and governmental policy conferences worldwide and has chaired numerous national and international conferences and symposia. He often appears on National television including CNN, ABC, FOX, NBC and CBS and his research and opinions are regularly cited in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and many other national magazines and newspapers.

He has also received numerous awards and honors including the American Cancer Society's National Honor Citation for Skin Cancer Programs and Presidential Citations from the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery for public education programs in skin cancer. He serves as a consultant dermatologist for the New York Yankees.

His research is in the areas of risk factors and prognosis for malignant melanoma and other skin cancers and factors leading to aging of the skin. He is the author of numerous articles and abstracts in professional journals as well as lead editor of Cancer of the Skin, the major textbook in this field.

The Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York is a comprehensive dermatologic surgical facility specializing in laser surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery for the treatment of skin cancer, general dermatology, dermatologic surgery and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Roy Geronemus, the Director of the Center said “We are thrilled to have an icon of dermatology join our esteemed team of physicians. Dr. Rigel brings an unparalleled level of expertise in the diagnosis and management of malignant melanoma and pigmented lesions to our Center”.

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